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Dereck & Beverly Joubert

Wildlife Conservationists and Award-Winning Filmmakers 

Mon. 2/10, Tues. 2/11, Weds. 2/12, 2025 @ 7:30 PT

Big Cats champions, South African-born Dereck Joubert and his wife, Beverly Joubert, have been filming, photographing, researching, and exploring in Africa for more than 3 decades. Their mission is to save the wild places of Africa and to protect the creatures that depend on them. Don't miss your chance to be inspired by their extraordinary journey when they take the MPSF Speaker Series stage.

“Impact is what we all strive for. A life without meaning is a wasted life, and we live by this, rising each day to make a difference and to make the best use of our waking hours so our dreams come true. Our dream is of a time when humans become just one more species in balance with nature, not constantly at war with it.”

Dereck & Beverly Joubert

Dereck and Beverly Joubert are award-winning filmmakers, National Geographic Explorers-at-Large and wildlife conservationists, who have been filming, researching and exploring Africa for over 40 years. Their mission is the conservation and understanding of large predators and other key wildlife species that determine the course of all conservation in Africa. The Jouberts are founders of Rhinos Without Borders, an initiative that has moved 87 rhinos from high poaching areas to safety. They also co-founded the Big Cats Initiative with National Geographic, which currently funds 150 projects in 28 countries. This program has now transitioned to the Great Plains Big Cats Initiative, under the Jouberts’ leadership and Great Plains Foundation management.


The Jouberts have made over 40 films for National Geographic, published 14 books, half a dozen scientific papers, and have written many articles for National Geographic Magazine. Beverly Joubert is also an acclaimed photographer and her international exhibitions have further helped to raise awareness for the plight of big cats across the world.


Their films have received international recognition with major accolades including 8 Emmys, a Peabody, Wildscreen Panda Awards and a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Japan Wildlife Film Festival, to name but a few. The Jouberts were also awarded the World Ecology Award alongside Prince Charles and Richard Leakey, and in 2009, they were inducted in the American Academy of Achievement with the likes of Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

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